"It is very hard for us to digest when some people only talk about undocumented essential workers"

If any of these healthcare workers die from the disease, the entire family will be deported as we are entirely dependent on the H1B applicant. Most of them have been here for years but haven’t received the green card because of the backlog issue writes frontline healthcare worker Lavina Varghese

"It is very hard for us to digest when some people only talk about undocumented essential workers"

I am Lavina Varghese, a native of India. I came to the United States of America in 2013 on a dependent visa(H4). I work as a registered nurse. I completed my Masters in Nursing from India. I had to spend a lot of money to get my education evaluated and I finally cleared my US NCLEX RN exam in 2013.

Unfortunately, I was not able to work because at that time, people on H4 didn’t have the eligibility to work. I was in a golden cage for a few years. Finally, in 2016, under the Obama administration, a new rule was passed that allowed the dependents of H1B to work if they have their I40 approved.